Your Carbon Footprint
Greenhouse gases and global climate change has been a hot topic (no pun intended) and rightfully so. Our current habits and life styles are causing global pollution, colossal deforestation, and massive emissions of greenhouse gases. The majority of our emissions come from the combustion of fossil fuels. Although there is a considerable amount of carbon released in industrial processes, our individual choices can have considerable impacts.
There are many ways for you to reduce your carbon footprint. Here are a few areas:
Transportation: Biking and walking to work, the grocery, etc can save you money, improve your health, and decrease your carbon footprint. When these modes of transportation are not possible, consider carpooling, public transportation, and vehicles with high fuel efficiency.
Home improvement: use energy efficient appliances, improve insulation, unplug un-used electronics, and use cold water when possible.
Mindful Consuming: buy produce that is local and in season, decrease meat in your diet, purchase renewable electricity, limit packaged goods, and support local sustainable companies.
Get Involved: support legislation promoting sustainability and green initiatives, plant trees, start a garden, recycle, run outside instead of on a treadmill, and be mindful of your lifestyle.
These are just a few ideas to reduce your carbon footprint.
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